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    • 03/03/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Pine Loft, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037


    The CTBS Blues Jam is back at The Pine Loft! From October until May, the Connecticut Blues Society sponsors a First Sunday Blues Jam at The Pine Loft in Berlin CT. The CTBS All-Stars (River City Slim, Phil Caron and Joey Primo) are back as the house band with a different 'guitar star' joining the band each month. This month's jam features guitar ace Shawn Leonard. Shawn is best known for his tenure with The Mike Crandall Band and Jr. Krauss & The Shakes. Musicians bring your instruments - amps, drums, keyboards and PA are provided. The Pine Loft is a full-service restaurant, so bring your appetite! They also have a variety of beers and wines! Music starts at 1:00 PM.

    • 03/13/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Park City Music Hall-Bridgeport CT


    Hosted by Tom Crivelloni and Rob Martini

    With a host band and backline provided, this Blues Jam is a great place to play with and learn from some great musicians. Signup starts at 6:30 and music starts at 7:30PM. After the host band set, we create ensembles from the waiting musicians. Music is creative, and surprisingly great. Bring your instruments and stix, we have amps and drums, and a Hammond organ.

    • 03/24/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Old Well Tavern-20 Tariffville Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
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    The 2024 Blues Blizzard is Here! This year we are at the Old Well Tavern which has plenty of space and a great stage with a dance floor.

    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door

     Food and beverages will be available for purchase and the Old Well will be offering a buffet for $12, which will be cash only at the door.

    As always, we will have a 50/50 raffle, raffle prizes, and many hours of amazing music.

    Doors open at 12 Noon!

    All our musicians are donating their time, as this is is our largest annual fundraiser



    • 04/07/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Pine Loft, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037


    The CTBS Blues Jam is back at The Pine Loft! From October until May, the Connecticut Blues Society sponsors a First Sunday Blues Jam at The Pine Loft in Berlin CT. The CTBS All-Stars (River City Slim, Phil Caron and Joey Primo) are back as the house band with a different 'guitar star' joining the band each month. This month's jam features the guitar of Tom Crivellone. Originally from Chicago, Tom spent years on the road with Chicago Blues great Eddy Clearwater and plays here in CT with Shufflebond and The Chicago Dawgz. Musicians bring your instruments - amps, drums, keyboards and PA are provided. The Pine Loft is a full-service restaurant, so bring your appetite! They also have a variety of beers and wines! Music starts at 1:00 PM

    • 04/10/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Park City Music Hall-Bridgeport CT


    Hosted by Tom Crivelloni and Rob Martini

    With a host band and backline provided, this Blues Jam is a great place to play with and learn from some great musicians. Signup starts at 6:30 and music starts at 7:30PM. After the host band set, we create ensembles from the waiting musicians. Music is creative, and surprisingly great. Bring your instruments and stix, we have amps and drums, and a Hammond organ.

    • 04/14/2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Black-Eyed Sally's Hartford CT



    The 2024 CTBS challenge is upon us! Each week bands will compete to play in the finals held on May 19th at Black-Eyed Sally's. The final band will represent the CTBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN 2025. Band line up will be announces as soon as it is finalized.


    • 04/21/2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Black-Eyed Sally's Hartford CT



    The 2024 CTBS challenge is upon us! Each week bands will compete to play in the finals held on May 19th at Black-Eyed Sally's. The final band will represent the CTBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN 2025. Band line up will be announces as soon as it is finalized.


    • 04/28/2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Black-Eyed Sally's Hartford CT



    The 2024 CTBS challenge is upon us! Each week bands will compete to play in the finals held on May 19th at Black-Eyed Sally's. The final band will represent the CTBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN 2025. Band line up will be announces as soon as it is finalized.


    • 05/02/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Chicken Shack- 86 EAST HAMPTON ROAD, Marlborough, CT, United States, Connecticut

    The CTBS Blues Jam Summer Series is back! From May until September, the CTBS will be sponsoring a First Thursday Blues Jam at The Chicken Shack at The Farm at Carter Hill in Marlborough CT. The CTBS All-Stars (River City Slim, Phil Caron and Joey Primo) are back as the house band with a different 'guitar star' joining the band each month. Kicking off the 2023 series our featured artist is the great Ricky 'King' Russell. Ricky has played and toured with a wide variety of nationally known Blues artists including The Knickerbocker All-Stars, Jerry Portnoy and Mike Crandall. He also leads his own groups and often shows up backing top Boston-area singers like Michelle 'Evil Gal' Willson. The Chicken Shack is a rustic barn setting, with tables indoors and huge side doors that open to a field for outdoor seating. Musicians bring your instruments - amps, drums, keyboards and PA are provided. Come out to play with some of the best Blues musicians in CT. The Chicken Shack has great, reasonably priced food, so come hungry. There's also a full bar! Music starts at 6:00 PM, and there's NO COVER! The Farm at Carter Hill is located at 86 East Hampton Road (Route 66) in Marlborough


    • 05/05/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Pine Loft, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037


    The CTBS Blues Jam winds up the season at The Pine Loft! From October until May, the Connecticut Blues Society sponsors a First Sunday Blues Jam at The Pine Loft in Berlin CT. The CTBS All-Stars (River City Slim, Phil Caron and Joey Primo) are the house band with a different 'guitar star' joining the band each month. This month's jam features the guitar of Eran Troy Danner. Eran is a past winner of the CTBS Blues Challenge and has led his band playing throughout Southern New England for many years while also keeping a schedule of local solo shows. Musicians bring your instruments - amps, drums, keyboards and PA are provided. The Pine Loft is a full-service restaurant, so bring your appetite! They also have a variety of beers and wines! Music starts at 1:00 PM

    • 05/19/2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Black-Eyed Sally's Hartford CT



    The 2024 CTBS challenge is upon us! Each week bands will compete to play in the finals held on May 19th at Black-Eyed Sally's. The final band will represent the CTBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN 2025. Band line up will be announces as soon as it is finalized.


Past events

02/15/2024 CTBS Blues Jam Hosted by Tom Crivelloni-Park City Music Hall
02/04/2024 CTBS Jam at The Pine Loft featuring Paul Gabriel
01/14/2024 CTBS Jam at The Pine Loft featuring Ryan Newman
12/10/2023 The Connecticut Blues Society's 30th Anniversary Party
12/03/2023 CTBS Jam at The Pine Loft featuring Tas Cru
11/19/2023 Celebration of Life for Mike Crandall
11/11/2023 Vanessa Collier at Trinity On Main-CTBS Sponsored
11/05/2023 CTBS Jam at The Pine Loft featuring Michael St George
10/27/2023 Blues & Brews VI featuring Jake Kulak and Ryan Newman
10/22/2023 CTBS Solo/Duo Challenge Competition
10/08/2023 CTBS Blues Jam Hosted by Tom Crivelloni-Park City Music Hall
10/01/2023 CTBS Jam at The Pine Loft featuring Petey Hop
09/24/2023 CTBS-NAC Joint Fundraiser
09/07/2023 CTBS Jam at The Chicken Shack featuring Neal Vitullo
08/19/2023 Stafford Springs Blues Festival
08/13/2023 CTBS Blues Jam With Tom Crivellone & Friends
08/03/2023 CTBS Jam at The Chicken Shack featuring Tommy Whalen
07/28/2023 Black-Eyed BluesFest
07/06/2023 CTBS Jam at The Chicken Shack featuring Carl Ricci & Ryan Hartt
06/25/2023 The 2023 CTBS Band Challenge Finals
06/18/2023 The 2023 CTBS Band Challenge Round 3
06/11/2023 The 2023 CTBS Band Challenge-Round 2
06/04/2023 The 2023 CTBS Band Challenge-Round 1
06/01/2023 CTBS Jam at The Chicken Shack featuring Tim McDonald
05/07/2023 Musicians Lifeline Benefit Fundraiser on May 7, 2023
05/04/2023 CTBS Jam at The Chicken Shack featuring Chris Vitarello
04/02/2023 CTBS Blues Jam at The Pine Loft Featuring Chris Stovall Brown
03/12/2023 The CTBS 2023 BluesBlizzard
03/05/2023 CTBS Blues Jam featuring Tas Cru & The CTBS Allstars

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